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Modification of Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Catch Limits

Overview

Red Grouper
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
05/03/2022
Comments Close
05/18/2022 - Comment Here
Point of Contact
Daniel Luers: Daniel.Luers@noaa.gov; 727-824-5305

Summary

NMFS is developing a rule to increase the Gulf of Mexico red grouper overfishing limit , acceptable biological catch, and commercial and recreational annual catch limits , and annual catch targets, consistent with the most recent stock analyses and subsequent Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) recommendations. This action proposes increases based upon catch limits and allocation percentages that would be implemented in Amendment 53 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan. Thus, this rule is contingent upon, and cannot be implemented without or prior to, implementation of Amendment 53.

The need for the rule is to establish catch limits that achieve optimum yield, while preventing overfishing, consistent with the recommendations by the SSC and requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Federal Register

Supporting Materials

Bulletins

Request for Comments: Proposed Rule to Increase Red Grouper Catch Limits in the Gulf of Mexico

FB22-025: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Daniel Luers: 727-824-5305, Daniel.Luers@noaa.gov
May 03, 2022 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 05/03/2022